As some of you may know, I work for Durham County. My department generates a lot of paper waste (and plastic bottles). I started saving the paperboard packaging that all our stuff comes in, and today a guy from the recycling company got all bitchy at me, because they don't collect that.
Seriously? Mixed paper! It's all forms of paper. Orange County just added paperboard to its curbside collection, though it's always had paperboard at the drop-off points.
County governments should lead the way in recycling and sustainability by promoting an environmentally-friendly atmosphere. We can't even turn our own lights off in the building! And we're not allowed to shut our computers down overnight or over the weekend. What kind of garbage is THAT?
DC Human Services is getting a new building, that's supposed to be state of the art and all this. But I highly doubt it's being constructed with any green considerations in mind, as the county always goes with the lowest bidder (and ends up spending twice that anyway.)